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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Color printing on: Today at 08:10:50 am
Red for the left and blue for the right.

The question is: What did "left" and "right" mean back then?
Who was more left-wing? The Democratic-Republican Party or the Federalists?
And which parties were left-wing or right-wing in 1860?
I guess that Abraham Lincoln was considered the liberal candidate in 1860, whereas John Breckenridge was considered the more conservative candidate.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Pets on: April 18, 2014, 10:33:51 pm
I have two cats. One is an 8 year old Orange Tabby and the other one is a 4 year old Flame Point Ragdoll that might have been a feral cat at one point.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post a recent picture of your neighbourhood/city on: April 18, 2014, 10:31:53 pm
I'll start with the more picturesque bits.  Here's the older part of the neighborhood, about half a mile west of my house:

This, I believe, is the oldest structure within a one-mile radius of my house, built around 1810.  They're having one of those annoying "Pennsylvania Dutch" festivals in front of it:

Most of the neighborhood isn't as festive.  Here's my street.  BRTD's worst nightmare, I'd presume.  This Google picture is probably 3 or 4 years old.  There are actually shade trees by now:

The older part of your neighborhood kind of looks like were my Aunt lives over in Pittston, PA.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Death of A Statesman on: April 18, 2014, 10:09:40 pm
This was a pretty good timeline in my opinion! I may be starting a timeline in the near future and was wondering if I can use parts of your format in it?
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election Predictions / Re: 2014 Senatorial Predictions on: April 18, 2014, 01:57:40 pm
Alabama: Jeff Sessions (Republican)
Alaska: Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Arkansas: Tom Cotton (Republican)
Colorado: Corey Gardner (Republican)

Delaware: Chris Coons (Democrat)
Georgia: David Perdue (Republican)
Hawaii special: Brian Schatz (Democrat)
Idaho: Jim Risch (Republican)
Illinois: Dick Durbin (Democrat)
Iowa: Joni Ernst (Republican)
Kansas: Pat Roberts (Republican)
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (Republican)
Louisiana: Bill Cassidy (Republican)
Maine: Susan Collins (Republican)
Massachusetts: Ed Markey (Democrat)
Michigan: Terri Lyn Land (Republican)
Minnesota: Al Franken (Democrat)
Mississippi: Chris McDaniel (Republican)
Montana: Steve Daines (Republican)
Nebraska: Dave Heineman (Republican)
New Hampshire: Scott Brown (Republican)
New Jersey: Cory Booker (Democrat)
New Mexico: Tom Udall (Democrat)

North Carolina: Thom Tillis (Republican)
Oklahoma: Jim Inhofe (Republican)
Oklahoma (Special Election): James Lankford (Republican)

Oregon: Jeff Merkley (Democrat)
Rhode Island: Jack Reed (Democrat)
South Carolina: Lee Bright (Republican)
South Carolina special: Tim Scott (Republican)

South Dakota: Mike Rounds (Republican)
Tennessee: Joe Carr (Republican)
Texas: John Cornyn (Republican)
Virginia: Mark Warner (Democrat)
West Virginia: Shelley Moore Capito (Republican)
Wyoming: Mike Enzi (Republican)

All in all, the Senate races will turn out badly for the Democrats. In 2016, however, there is a strong possibility that the Democrats will regain the Senate due to the fact that many vulnerable Republicans first elected in 2010 are up for re-election in states that will likely go Democratic in the Presidential race.
That's awfully pessimistic, things just aren't that dire and if anything the mood is improving for Democrats.
I just have a gut feeling that the Democrats are going to fare poorly in the Senate races this year (though I see them doing pretty well in the Gubernatorial races and some House races).
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would annoy the preceding poster. on: April 18, 2014, 11:59:29 am
John Thune is the greatest Senator who ever served in South Dakota.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Post something that would please the previous poster. on: April 18, 2014, 11:53:37 am
Hillary Clinton defeats Ted Cruz by a 400+ Electoral Vote landslide.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: the preceding poster vs. john lindsay. on: April 18, 2014, 11:44:24 am
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your governors during your lifetime on: April 18, 2014, 11:38:46 am
Jim Florio (1990-1994)
Christine Whitman (1994-2001)
Donald DiFrancesco (2001-2002)
  John Farmer, Jr. (Acting governor for an hour and a half on 1/8/2002)
    John O. Bennett (Acting governor, 1/8/2002-1/12/2002)
      Richard Codey (Acting governor, 1/12/2002-1/15/2002)
Jim McGreevey (2002-2004)
Richard Codey (2004-2006)
Jon Corzine (2006-2010)
  Richard Codey (4/7/2007-5/7/2007 due to Corzine's need for speed)
Chris Christie (2010-present)

Same for me, with the exception of Jim Florio.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Good Post Gallery II on: April 18, 2014, 11:23:05 am
Reagan won not so much because of his ideology but because voters generally thought his opponents either had no solutions or stupid solutions.  In 2008 and 2012, the Republicans were the party without solutions that the voters believed in and it showed in the results.  The Democratic failure in 2004 was in part due to the Democrats picking a candidate whose major issues were not seen as problems by many voters by the time November rolled around.  Incidentally, that's why it's to early to say either party will be favored in 2016.  We don't even know yet what problems the voters will be looking for solutions to, let alone who they will be picking from to provide them.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: do you support right to work laws on: April 18, 2014, 11:18:31 am
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: If Dems lose the Senate in 2014, will they win it back in 2016? on: April 18, 2014, 10:58:09 am
I think that the Democrats will probably regain the Senate in 2016 if the lose it in 2014. Ron Johnson, Pat Toomey and Mark Kirk are done already and Kelly Ayotte, Roy Blunt and Marco Rubio will be joining them soon.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: TIMELINE: 2004-2020 - the heart and soul of both parties on: April 18, 2014, 10:29:00 am
Stop with the bias. Santorum is an ultra-conservative and Halley would have had a terrible record. I suspect that Warner would win with a great margin. He would easily get something like 300 EVs.
I agree. Mark Warner would probably pick up as least North Carolina, Iowa and Pennsylvania against Rick Santorum.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 1980 Arkansas Governor: Clinton wins reelection against White on: April 18, 2014, 09:33:13 am
Maybe Bill Clinton would have more bragging rights about being a successful and long-serving governor, but that's probably it.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Texas Megathread on: April 18, 2014, 09:29:41 am
Austin American Statesman showing Abbott up 51-37 over Davis.

Deep down, the Texas Dems are wishing former Houston Mayor Bill White (D) was the nominee this year because he would have done better against Abbott.

Could Bill White have had a shot to win against Greg Abbott, or would he have still lost?
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Governor Elections 2014: Unemployment statistics & changes on: April 18, 2014, 09:27:33 am
So it seems that Scott Walker has the best gubernatorial economic record to run on in 2016, while Chris Christie has one of the worst to run on in 2016.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: April 18, 2014, 08:30:03 am
What would our response be if Russia sent troops to conquer the rest of Ukraine and Estonia?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: April 17, 2014, 08:13:16 pm
One day, soon, Flo will move up to New York with you, you'll get married, spend your lives together, eat out together, go to parties, watch TV and new episodes of "Update" and "I'm addicted to pop," hug, French kiss and have fun sex, vote together, diss Andrew Cuomo together, participate in LGBT pride parades and groups, get a pet puppy German Shepherd and name him Scott, get a pet puppy Labrador Retriever and name him Raśl Labrador, get a pet pony and call him butafly, get a pet bunny and call him Mitty Mittins, get a pet kitty and call her Kitteh, feed them, play with them, take part in their lives, raise your 3 adopted teen kids, feed them, play with them, take part in their lives, eventually they move out, go to college (which you can afford for them since Al knows Bill Gates and Flo knows Flo from Progressive), they get jobs and move out, when your animals die you replace them with new ones, and you 2 eventually die at old ages with the same love you guys first had when you guys first met on the forum all those years ago. Tongue
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which person in the congress has an ideology farthest from yours? on: April 17, 2014, 05:53:37 pm
In the Senate, probably Ted Cruz, Jim Inhofe and Mike Lee have the ideology that's the farthest away from mine. In the House, Paul Broun, Steve King, Tom Cotton, Michele Bachmann, Darrell Issa, Renee Ellmers and Raul Labrador are the farthest away from me ideologically.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: 2008: McCain-Cantor ticket on: April 17, 2014, 05:43:35 pm
I don't see that much of a difference if John McCain had picked Eric Cantor as his running-mate. Maybe Missouri would have flipped to Obama, but that's about all I can see changing.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Talking Heads on: April 17, 2014, 05:13:13 pm
They were a great band. "This Must Be The Place" was my favorite by them.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: do you consider statistics a field of mathematics? on: April 17, 2014, 05:12:01 pm
College-level Statistics is a total BS subject. I had to endure a whole semester of it and only barely passed by the slimmest margin.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Lawn poll on: April 17, 2014, 05:10:07 pm
None of the above. The hardworking Hispanic gentlemen take care of all that. Bless their souls. And damn the Republicans who would have them sent back to Nuevo Laredo!
I thought the Republicans want them to stay in the U.S. to serve as a cheap form of labor.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Paul Wellstone on: April 17, 2014, 05:05:25 pm
A true American Hero, would've made a great President (Normal)
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Tumblr Leftism vs. True Leftism on: April 17, 2014, 05:02:51 pm
What exactly is tumblr leftism?
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